Up-to-date Information on the Coronavirus Situation
Travelling to Austria for touristic purposes is possible for vaccinated and recovered people! Find everything you need to know here.
During your stay in Austria, the "2-G" applies - here is how it works
The "2-G" rule (proof of vaccination/recovery) is currently in effect in Austria. FFP2 masks are mandatory in most areas. To keep locals and visitors safe, the following measures are in place:
- For hotels, restaurants, leisure centres, gyms, cultural institutions (cinemas, theatres etc.), ski lifts/cable cars and body-related services (such as hairdressers) proof of full vaccination (2 jabs) / recovery is mandatory (children under the age of 12 are exempt). Please find more information here.
- 2-dose-vaccinations are valid for 270 days after the second dose. However, this will be shortened to 180 days on 1 February 2022. After that a booster jab is required, which is valid for 270 days. Attention: The 1-dose vaccine by Johnson & Johnson requires a booster since 3 January 2022.
- FFP2 masks are required in all public areas in enclosed spaces, including restaurants (when not seated), hotels and cable cars. When 2-m social distancing with people not living in you household is not possible, FFP2 masks are also compulsory outdoors.
- Restaurants/cafés/inns have a curfew at 10 PM.
- Bars and clubs remain closed. Après-ski is not possible.
Rules for children and teenagers
- Children under 12 years are currently exempt from the „2-G” rule (exemption: In Vienna, children from the age of 6 require an entry test).
- Teenagers (12 or over and born on or after 1 September 2006) who are not fully vaccinated or have not recovered from Covid, can obtain "2-G" status with the so-called "Holiday Ninja Pass". Regular testing is needed as well as documenting the results in the pass. Please check out the Holiday Ninja Pass FAQ and download the English version of the pass here. Teenagers who are double-jabbed can simply use their vaccination proof.
- For teenagers born before 1 September 2006, the “2-G” rule applies, but two-dose vaccinations are valid for 210 days for under 18 year olds (180 days for adults).
PLEASE NOTE: The Austrian National Tourist Office is not an authority and cannot provide any legally binding information.
Austria classified as high-risk area in Germany
Since Sunday, 16 January, Austria has been classified as a high-risk area in Germany. This means that vaccinated/recovered travellers have to register online prior to departure and upload their proof of vaccination/recovery. Without providing these documents, quarantining upon arrival is mandatory when returning from a high-risk area. There are no exemptions for children without proof of vaccination/recovery. According to the current legal regulations, they have to self-isolate for 5 days in Germany. Please find more information on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.